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Digital Catapult

  • Digital Catapult 101 Euston Road London NW1 2RA
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  • Telephone: 0300 1233 101
  • Size: National UK public sector
  • Sector: Creative Industries

Digital Catapult is the UK's leading advanced digital technology innovation centre, accelerating the adoption of new and emerging technologies to drive regional, national and international growth for businesses across the economy.

We work with a wide range of organisations to discover new ways of solving industry challenges. We do this across a range of technologies that are converging to form an emerging advacned digital technology stack: artificial intelligence and machine learning; 5G and the internet of things; virtual, augmented and mixed reality; and distributed ledger technologies.

Digital Catapult's team have deep technology expertise and help industry leaders address the challenges of digital disruption. Not only do we connect investors, startups, scaleups and traditional businesses, we take an active role in working with our partners to ensure continued success. 

  • In the last year we have worked hand in hand with over 570 tech startups and entrepreneurs
  • We have forged more than 120 new industrial partnerships / collaborations
  • We have engaged over 50 international partners
  • 141 companies which we have worked with have raised over £320m in investment after engaging with Digital Catapult
  • Since 2013, companies that have worked with Digital Catapult have attracted over £4bn in investment funding. 

We promote early adoption in two key ways:

We connect large established companies, startup and scaleup businesses and researchers to discover new ways to solve big challenges in the manufacturing and creative industries. Through this collaboration businesses are supported to develop the right technologies to solve problems, increase productivity and open up new markets faster.

We provide physical and digital facilities for experimentation and testing that would otherwise not be accessible for smaller companies.

As well as breaking down barriers to technology adoption for startups and scaleups, our work de-risks innovation for large enterprises and uncovers new commercial applications in immersive, future networks, and artificial intelligence technologies.


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Digital Catapult Key Contacts
  • Fariborz Entezami
    5G Technologist
    Digital Catapult